The current season of Real Housewives of Atlanta has been pretty wild, but I will always miss the golden era of RHOA. The show hasn’t been the same since we saw NeNe Leakes, Kim Zolciak, and Sheree Whitfield arguing with each other, shifting sides, and pulling wigs. That’s why I’m pretty pumped and hopeful that these rumors about NeNe and Kim coming back to the show may be true.
I never expected either of them to return to the show full time. I just figured – if anything – Kim and NeNe would make a few cameo appearances, stir stuff up, avoid the fray, and then collect their paychecks.
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In all honesty, it seems like both Kim and NeNe think that they are way too good for this Housewife life. NeNe has basically said so a million times and has bragged about how she “created” the show and how she’s “too busy” being an actual celebrity. Kim has her own spin-off with her family that allows her to be a reality star without dealing with the clique drama.
So what do Kim and NeNe have to say about the prospect of returning to the show that made them famous? NeNe discussed the possibility in an E! News interview. NeNe did her best to pretend that she is actually a humble person who isn’t actually building up this buzz for herself. NeNe bashfully remarked, “I don’t know what’s wrong with these people and these rumors. They are so ridiculous” as she pretended to be overwhelmed and threw her hands up in the air trying to feign being clueless.
She snapped into being the fiscally-aware and attention-seeking NeNe that we have all come to know when she admitted, “Here’s the deal: I have not been asked back for Season 10 yet. I mean, I don’t know. It’s a little early.” Well, yeah. Season 9 is still airing and they didn’t even tape the reunion yet. So unfortunately it looks like
NeNe someone started these rumors a little too soon.
NeNe admitted, “If they need me to come back for Season 10, I’m there.”
Well, yes of course. I don’t see this big acting career that NeNe has been bragging about for years. I love watching her on Fashion Police, but it seems like all the promises of big career moves from NeNe’s ego when she left the show did not really come to fruition. Yes, I know she is a “comedian” now, and she has a store and a website. But she is not an actress – that’s all I’m saying. And there’s no better way to promote her many products and businesses than by playing herself and talking about her stuff on Real Housewives of Atlanta.
During the interview, Jason Kennedy called Kim via Factime and asked her if she’d be willing to become a housewife again. Kim kept it real, admitting, “I’m definitely motivated by money.” She said something else that I couldn’t hear because Jason and NeNe were laughing hysterically, but she added, “Money talks.”
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